Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Aquaporins

Editors: Yang, Baoxue (Ed.)

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  • ​Provides a state-of-the-art on recent developments and future directions in aquaporin research 
    Provides a systematic and comprehensive overview into aquaporins 
    Covers diverse aspects of aquaporin research 
    Written by experts in this field 

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This book provides a state-of-the-art report on our current understanding of aquaporins and the future direction of the field. Aquaporins (AQPs) are a group of water-channel proteins that are specifically permeable to water and other small molecules, such as glycerol and urea. To date thirteen water-channel proteins (AQP0 – AQP12) have been cloned and the mechanisms and physiological functions of water transport across biological membranes have long been the subject of interest. Recent advances in the molecular biology and physiology of water transport have yielded new insights into how and why water moves across cell membranes, and studies on aquaporin knockout mouse models suggest that aquaporins are involved in the development of some diseases and they may be useful targets of research into selective-inhibitor drugs. By focusing on the advances made over the last 20 years in the biophysics, genetics, protein structure, molecular biology, physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology of aquaporins in mammalian cell membranes, this book provides novel insights into further mechanisms and the physiological significance of water and some small molecule transport in mammals in order to stimulate further research in new directions.

About the authors

Baoxue Yang is a professor and vice chairman of Department of Pharmacology at Peking University. He is also an adjunct professor at Jilin University and a visiting professor at Northeast Normal University. Prof. Yang has been studying urea transporter and aquaporins for nearly 20 years and published more than 70 original research articles in this field.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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eBook $169.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aquaporins
Editors
  • Baoxue Yang
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
969
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-1057-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-1057-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-1055-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-1478-3
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 278
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour
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